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Travel Information between Zurich and Gelsenkirchen

distanceDistance292 miles (471 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $114
fastestFastest modeFlight • $114 (€95) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 292 miles (471 km) from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen.

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FAQs

Does Germany have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen?

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Gelsenkirchen, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Gelsenkirchen if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What measures do I need to follow in Gelsenkirchen, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/19/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Gelsenkirchen from Zurich.

Are there restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Gelsenkirchen, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 1/20/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Gelsenkirchen.

How do I travel from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen?

You can travel between Zurich and Gelsenkirchen 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel to Gelsenkirchen from Zurich?

The cheapest way to go to Gelsenkirchen from Zurich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $35 (€29).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Gelsenkirchen:

Taking a bus is about $79 (€66) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $114 (€95) for this route.

A bus is generally $21 (€18) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $56 (€47) from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen.

What is the quickest way from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen?

The fastest way from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Gelsenkirchen that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 7 h 32 min.

How many miles from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 292 miles (471 km) between Zurich and Gelsenkirchen.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen is:

  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Gelsenkirchen from Zurich as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Zurich and Gelsenkirchen, where do I depart from Zurich and where do I arrive in Gelsenkirchen?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Gelsenkirchen, ZOB.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen depart from Zürich HB to Gelsenkirchen Hbf.

Who can get me from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Gelsenkirchen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Zurich to Gelsenkirchen tickets on Omio for $35 (€29).
  • Eurowings can take you to Gelsenkirchen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Eurowings from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen for $114 (€95).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Gelsenkirchen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen for $56 (€47).

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen?

Omio customers who travel from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Hamburg or Cologne. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Gelsenkirchen and these popular destinations at a great price.

How far in advance should I purchase my Zurich to Gelsenkirchen one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $35 (€29) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $114 (€95) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $56 (€47) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Zurich to Gelsenkirchen online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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